Online Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy

ASU’s online Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy teaches you how to think well, which in turn lays the foundation for personal and professional success. You will also learn how to structure arguments, write precisely and clearly and communicate ideas in an orderly, persuasive, and unambiguous way.

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Quick facts

Next start date: 05/18/2020


Total classes: 39

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours: 120

Details

Many philosophical texts are quite difficult, and ASU’s BA in Philosophy courses will teach you how to read, comprehend, and summarize conceptually difficult material. In short, studying philosophy trains you to be a better, clearer thinker.

Course work includes the major subfields of philosophy such as metaphysics, epistemology and ethics as well as electives that connect philosophy to other areas of inquiry and that emphasize the social relevance of philosophy. You will also be required to complete a senior capstone project, in which you will be able to select from the following topics: Rationalism, Empiricism, Contemporary Analytic Philosophy, Advanced Symbolic Logic, and Topics in Philosophy.

As a graduate from the Philosophy program, you will be well prepared for leadership roles in whatever path you take, whether it be in business, law, politics, medicine or education.

Featured courses


PHI 334: Philosophy of Mind (HU)


PHI 332: Metaphysics (HU)


PHI 337: Ethical Theory (HU)


PHI 335: History of Ethics (HU)


PHI 336: Social and Political Philosophy (HU)


PHI 328: History of Ancient Philosophy (HU & H)


PHI 403: Contemporary Analytic Philosophy (HU)


PHI 329: History of Modern Philosophy (HU & H)


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Prestigious faculty

From Royal Society and American Academy fellows to Marshall and Barry Goldwater Scholarship recipients, The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is home to prestigious students and faculty members.

  • Fulbright American Scholars.
  • Guggenheim Fellows.
  • MacArthur Fellows.
  • Nobel laureates.

Prestigious faculty

From Royal Society and American Academy fellows to Marshall and Barry Goldwater Scholarship recipients, The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is home to prestigious students and faculty members.

  • Fulbright American Scholars.
  • Guggenheim Fellows.
  • MacArthur Fellows.
  • Nobel laureates.

Admission requirements

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You are considered a freshman for application purposes if you have not attended college at all, or have fewer than 12 transferable credit hours (with a minimum 2.50 cumulative GPA).

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still earn your way into this program through the Earned Admission Pathway. Through this pathway, you can demonstrate your ability to succeed at ASU by completing online courses with a 2.75 GPA or higher.

To begin, submit an application to ASU. An enrollment coach will reach out with more information if the Earned Admission Pathway is right for you.

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still earn your way into this program through the Earned Admission Pathway. Through this pathway, you can demonstrate your ability to succeed at ASU by completing online courses with a 2.75 GPA or higher.

To begin, submit an application to ASU. An enrollment coach will reach out with more information if the Earned Admission Pathway is right for you.

The largest and more diverse college at ASU

ASU’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences takes a transdisciplinary approach to education with a vast spectrum of degrees in the social sciences, natural sciences and humanities. We inspire students to be socially aware, critical thinkers and global citizens.

25,500+


currently enrolled students.

$140 million


in research expenditures in 2018.

23


interdisciplinary schools and departments.

95+


undergraduate degrees.

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